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CMR Feature Tracking

Alwin Zweerink, Wouter M van Everdingen, Robin Nijveldt, Odette A E Salden, Mathias Meine, Alexander H Maass, Kevin Vernooy, Frederik J de Lange, Marc A Vos, Pierre Croisille, Patrick Clarysse, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C van Gelder, Albert C van Rossum, Maarten J Cramer, Cornelis P Allaart
AIMS: Various strain parameters and multiple imaging techniques are presently available including cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) tagging (CMR-TAG), CMR feature tracking (CMR-FT), and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). This study aims to compare predictive performance of different strain parameters and evaluate results per imaging technique to predict cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) response. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients were prospectively enrolled and underwent CMR and echocardiographic examination before CRT implantation...
July 26, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Julian A Luetkens, Pauline Petry, Daniel Kuetting, Darius Dabir, Frederic C Schmeel, Rami Homsi, Hans H Schild, Daniel Thomas
PURPOSE: To investigate the degree of impairment in left (LV) and right ventricular (RV) myocardial strain parameters over the course of acute myocarditis and to evaluate its value for the prediction of functional recovery upon follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 69 patients with acute myocarditis underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging during the acute stage (baseline) and after a mean 92.5 ± 50.4 days follow-up. Standard "Lake Louise" criteria (T2 signal intensity ratio, early gadolinium enhancement ratio and late gadolinium enhancement) and feature tracking derived LV and RV strain parameters were assessed...
August 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Nicholas S Burris, Ana Paula S Lima, Michael D Hope, Karen G Ordovas
S ubclinical systolic and diastolic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction has been reported in previous echocardiographic studies on congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Patients with BAV commonly undergo evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging, and feature-tracking cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR-FT) is an emerging technique that assesses myocardial strain using standard cine sequences. This study investigated differences in myocardial strain between patients with BAV with preserved ejection fraction (EF) and controls using CMR-FT...
March 2018: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
Tomas Zaremba, Anders Krogh Brøndberg, Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, Won Yong Kim
PURPOSE: We aimed to identify and assess cardiac abnormalities by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in a non-ischaemic aborted sudden cardiac death (SCD) population and to establish possible predictors of SCD. METHODS: Thirty-six consecutive SCD survivors [median age 37.6 years (IQR 24.1-43.2), 31% female] with no previous cardiac history or evidence of ischaemic heart disease underwent CMR on day 6 (IQR 4-10) after admission. Data on ventricular volumes and the extent of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were collected...
August 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Sowmya Balasubramanian, David M Harrild, Basavaraj Kerur, Edward Marcus, Pedro Del Nido, Tal Geva, Andrew J Powell
BACKGROUND: In patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a better understanding of the impact of surgical pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) on ventricular mechanics may lead to improved indications and outcomes. Therefore, we used cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking analysis to quantify ventricular strain and synchrony in repaired TOF patients before and after PVR. METHODS: Thirty-six repaired TOF patients (median age 22.4 years) prospectively underwent CMR a mean of 4...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Gaetano Nucifora, Daniele Muser, Chiara Tioni, Ranjit Shah, Joseph B Selvanayagam
AIM: Scarce data are available whether cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) assessment of myocardial deformation provides independent and incremental prognostic information in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic utility of CMR feature-tracking derived left ventricular (LV) global circumferential strain (GCS) in STEMI patients. METHODS: A total of 180 patients (mean age 60 ± 12 years, 72% male) admitted because of a first STEMI were included...
May 26, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Thomas Stiermaier, Torben Lange, Amedeo Chiribiri, Christian Möller, Tobias Graf, Christina Villnow, Uwe Raaz, Adriana Villa, Johannes T Kowallick, Joachim Lotz, Gerd Hasenfuß, Holger Thiele, Andreas Schuster, Ingo Eitel
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the applicability and prognostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) left ventricular deformation analysis in Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). METHODS: CMR-feature tracking was performed blinded in a core laboratory to determine circumferential (CS), radial (RS) and longitudinal strain (LS) in 141 TTS patients participating in this cohort study. A subgroup of consecutive TTS patients (n = 20) was compared with age- and sex-matched controls with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-STEMI as well as healthy subjects...
June 7, 2018: European Radiology
Andreas Feisst, Daniel L R Kuetting, Darius Dabir, Julian Luetkens, Rami Homsi, Hans H Schild, Daniel Thomas
Aim: CMR quantitative myocardial strain analysis is increasingly being utilized in clinical routine. CMR feature tracking (FT) is now considered an alternative to the reference standard for strain assessment -CMR tagging. The impact of observer experience on the validity of FT results has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate the observer experience-dependency of CMR FT and to compare results with the reference standard. Methods: CSPAMM and SSFP-Cine sequences were acquired in 38 individuals (19 patients with HFpEF,19 controls) in identical midventricular short-axis locations...
March 2018: IJC Heart & Vasculature
Manuel Barreiro-Pérez, Davide Curione, Rolf Symons, Piet Claus, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Jan Bogaert
OBJECTIVES: To compare the reproducibility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance feature-tracking (CMR-FT) packages to assess global left ventricular (LV) myocardial strain. METHODS: In 45 subjects (i.e. 15 controls, 15 acute myocardial infarction, 15 dilated cardiomyopathy patients), we determined inter-vendor, inter-observer (two readers) and intra-observer reproducibility of peak systolic global radial, circumferential and longitudinal strain (GRS, GCS and GLS, respectively) comparing four commercially available software packages...
June 5, 2018: European Radiology
Jonas Doerner, Alexander C Bunck, Guido Michels, David Maintz, Bettina Baeßler
PURPOSE/INTRODUCTION: This study aims to evaluate the incremental diagnostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking (FT) derived atrial and ventricular strain-analysis in patients with acute myocarditis (myocarditis) as an additional tool to established Lake-Louise criteria (LLC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 86 patients with clinically proven myocarditis and 30 healthy controls underwent a comprehensive CMR protocol. In addition to established LLC, FT derived strain parameters from the left (LA) and right atrium (RA) as well as the left (LV) and right ventricle (RV) were assessed...
July 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Andreas Schuster, Sören J Backhaus, Thomas Stiermaier, Ingo Eitel
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) represents the reference standard for cardiac morphology and function assessment. Since introduction in 2009, CMR feature tracking (CMR-FT) has become a frequently used tool in the assessment of myocardial deformation and wall motion on the basis of routinely acquired b-SSFP cine images. Extensive validation has led to excellent intra- and inter-observer as well as inter-study reproducibility. CMR-FT derived myocardial deformation indices such as left ventricular (LV) strain have been shown to be impaired in cardiac diseases such as cardiomyopathies as well as myocardial infarction...
May 26, 2018: World Journal of Cardiology
Angela S Koh, Fei Gao, Shuang Leng, Jean-Paul Kovalik, Xiaodan Zhao, Ru San Tan, Kevin Timothy Fridianto, Jianhong Ching, Serene Jm Chua, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh, Liang Zhong
Among community cohorts, associations between clinical and metabolite factors and complex left atrial (LA) phasic function assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking (FT) are unknown. Longitudinal LA strain comprising reservoir strain (εs), conduit strain (εe) and booster strain (εa) and their corresponding peak strain rates (SRs, SRe, SRa) were measured using CMR FT. Targeted mass spectrometry measured 83 circulating metabolites in serum. Sparse Principal Component Analysis was used for data reduction...
May 25, 2018: Scientific Reports
Rebecca S Beroukhim, Linyuan Jing, David M Harrild, Brandon K Fornwalt, Abba Mejia-Spiegeler, Jonathan Rhodes, Sitaram Emani, Andrew J Powell
BACKGROUND: In addition to tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and right ventricular (RV) enlargement, patients with Ebstein anomaly are at risk for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and dyssynchrony. We studied the impact of the cone tricuspid valve reconstruction operation on LV size, function, and dyssynchrony. METHODS: All Ebstein anomaly patients who had both pre- and postoperative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies were retrospectively identified. From cine images, RV and LV volumes and ejection fractions (EF) were calculated, and LV circumferential and longitudinal strain were measured by feature tracking...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Stefan Orwat, Aleksander Kempny, Radke Robert, Brigitte Peters, Samir Sarikouch, Philipp Beerbaum, Helmut Baumgartner, Gerhard-Paul Diller
BACKGROUND: Electrical dyssynchrony and prolonged QRS duration are common in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). It has been linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac death and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. We investigated myocardial dyssynchrony using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and feature tracking analysis (FT) in this setting and compared it to myocardial deformation, conventional parameters of ventricular dysfunction and clinical parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients underwent standardized CMR investigations as part of a nationwide study...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
J Jane Cao, Nora Ngai, Lynette Duncanson, Joshua Cheng, Kathleen Gliganic, Qizhi Chen
BACKGROUND: Myocardial strain is increasingly recognized as an important assessment for myocardial function. In addition, it also improves outcome prediction. However, there is lack of standardization in strain evaluation by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). In this study we compared strain values using multiple techniques and multiple vendor products. METHODS: Prospectively recruited patients with cardiomyopathy of diverse etiology (N = 77) and healthy controls (N = 10) underwent CMR on a 1...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Roman Johannes Gertz, Torben Lange, Johannes Tammo Kowallick, Sören Jan Backhaus, Michael Steinmetz, Wieland Staab, Shelby Kutty, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz, Andreas Schuster
AIM: Since cardiovascular magnetic resonance feature-tracking (CMR-FT) has been demonstrated to be of incremental clinical merit we investigated the interchangeability of global left and right ventricular strain parameters between different CMR-FT software solutions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CMR-cine images of 10 patients without significant reduction in LVEF and RVEF and 10 patients with a significantly impaired systolic function were analyzed using two different types of FT-software (TomTec, Germany; QStrain, Netherlands)...
2018: PloS One
Yumi Shiina, Kei Inai, Tatsunori Takahashi, Kota Taniguchi, Eri Watanabe, Kenji Fukushima, Koichiro Niwa, Michinobu Nagao
The aim of the study was to evaluate systemic right ventricular (RV) dyssynchrony in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) and transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with New York Heart Association functional class (NYHA FC) < III. We used cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) to evaluate the dyssynchrony and assessed whether RV dyssynchrony can be predictive of major cardiac events in their early stages in these patients. We enrolled 71 consecutive, NYHA FC < III patients with systemic RV who underwent CMR between April 1995 and December 2016...
February 28, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Ingo Eitel, Thomas Stiermaier, Torben Lange, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Alexander Koschalka, Johannes T Kowallick, Joachim Lotz, Shelby Kutty, Matthias Gutberlet, Gerd Hasenfuß, Holger Thiele, Andreas Schuster
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to assess the prognostic significance of cardiac magnetic resonance myocardial feature tracking (CMR-FT) in a large multicenter study and to evaluate the most potent CMR-FT predictor of hard clinical events following myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND: CMR-FT is a new method that allows accurate assessment of global and regional circumferential, radial, and longitudinal myocardial strain. The prognostic value of CMR-FT in patients with reperfused MI is unknown...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Michael Steinmetz, Marike Broder, Olga Hösch, Pablo Lamata, Shelby Kutty, Johannes T Kowallick, Wieland Staab, Christian Oliver Ritter, Gerd Hasenfuß, Thomas Paul, Joachim Lotz, Andreas Schuster
PURPOSE: We aimed to quantify atrial and ventricular myocardial deformation in Ebstein's Anomaly (EA) in a case-control study with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) feature tracking and to correlate changes in cardiac performance with the severity of disease and clinical heart failure parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Atrial and ventricular deformation was measured using CMR feature tracking in 30 EA and 20 healthy control subjects. Atrial performance was characterized using longitudinal strain and strain rate parameters for reservoir function, conduit function and booster pump function...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Simone Romano, Robert M Judd, Raymond J Kim, Han W Kim, Igor Klem, John F Heitner, Dipan J Shah, Jennifer Jue, Brent E White, Raksha Indorkar, Chetan Shenoy, Afshin Farzaneh-Far
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) feature-tracking-derived global longitudinal strain (GLS) in a large multicenter population of patients with ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. BACKGROUND: Direct assessment of myocardial fiber deformation with GLS using echocardiography or CMR feature tracking has shown promise in providing prognostic information incremental to ejection fraction (EF) in single-center studies...
January 12, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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